On the Line is thrilled to welcome three new Directors to our Board, Paul Gladman, Sally Hasler and Sarah Richardson. They were confirmed at our Annual General Meeting in October 2016.
On the Line is thrilled to announce that Angels Hope, a national anti-bullying organisation is a new supporting partner of Suicide Call Back Service.
On The Line is thrilled to partner with ReachOut to deliver more out-of-hours support to people using ReachOut forums. On the Line will now monitor the ReachOut peer support forums outside of business hours.
On the Line is pleased to launch a brand new MensLine service called Changing for Good. Changing for Good is a free voluntary program for men who have completed a men's behaviour change program in the previous six months.
One of the many programs we provide here at On the Line is Living Is For Everyone (LIFE). LIFE aims to improve communication between suicide prevention stakeholders in Australia. As part of this, I’m very pleased to announce we have launched LIFE Think Tank, an interactive series of workshops helping to ignite the discussion on suicide prevention.
I have just achieved my five year anniversary at On the Line and what a privilege it has been to work for this fantastic organisation!
I am very excited to announce that this month we launched Australia’s first ever 24 hour, seven day a week on demand video and online counselling service. This means that Australians can now get in touch with us and receive support anytime of the day via phone, online chat or video counselling, making our services more accessible than ever before.
The issue of suicide is more than an uncomfortable statistic – it’s a devastating reality. Preventing suicide and lessening its impact on families, workplaces, and the community is both an important personal motivator for me and a critical part of what we provide at On the Line, through many of our services.
Hello and welcome to my first post in the newest feature of our website, the Think Space. I'm really looking forward to providing you with regular updates on all the latest news and developments from On the Line, as well as my own reflections on the work that we do.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation recently released the theme for 2014’s World Suicide Prevention Day – Suicide Prevention: One world connected. It’s a theme I’ve been reflecting on, both in the context of the services we provide at On the Line and on a more personal level.
I have been reflecting on what makes a good leader as I am often asked this question by staff at On the Line and stakeholders and community leaders I meet in my work. Recently I was invited to discuss how I work and what motivates me to do the work I do by a journalist from The Age.
Many of you may not be aware that Wednesday, 19 November was International Men’s Day. It’s not often as a society that we focus specifically on men’s issues yet we know that the rates of suicide are generally three to four times higher among males. I feel strongly that this needs to change. International Men’s Day gives us an opportunity to highlight some of the issues affecting men today but we need to build upon this every day of the year if we want to see change.